American Museum Of Natural History

Address: Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 212-769-5100
Fax: 212-769-5427
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Mission Statement:

To discover, interpret, and disseminate-through scientific research and education-knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe.

Since its founding in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History has collected more than 32 million specimens relating to the natural world and human cultures. The Museum showcases its amazing treasures in the exhibit halls, and behind the scenes more than 200 scientists are at work making new discoveries. Millions of people from around the world visit the Museum each year.

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  • National Parks Adventure

    In its New York premiere, MacGillivray Freeman Film’s National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness of America’s national parks. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Robert Red...

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  • 2016 Exhibition - Dinosaurs Among Us

    The evolution of life on Earth is full of amazing episodes. But one story that really captures the imagination is the transition from the familiar, charismatic dinosaurs that dominated the planet for around 170 million years into a new, small, airborne form: birds. The evolu...

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  • Exhibition - Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters

    Earthquakes. Volcanoes. Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Awesome in their destructive power, these natural events remind us that we are small and vulnerable—and that living on this dynamic planet will always entail risk. How serious is that risk? Science enables us to assess wh...

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  • Exhibition - The Butterfly Conservatory

    This is one of the museum's most popular annual seasonal exhibitions. Butterflies and moths make up a large group of insects known as the Order Lepidoptera (lep-i-DOP-ter-ah). The name—from the Greek lepido, "scale," and ptera, "wings"—refers to a prominent feature of ad...

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